Living World


Iridescent shadows that zoom, bustle and warble through the canopy—tui have adapted and thrived while others have perished.



Cruise control

Under the mellow surface, there remains a flinty core to canoeist Ian Ferguson—“Ferg”—the nation’s most successful Olympian.


How the West Was Won

A peek out of the passenger cabin window of a restored Fox Moth offers a time-travel glimpse of what it must have been like to fly with New Zealand’s first licensed and scheduled air service. Between 1934 and 1967 the bush pilots of Air Travel (NZ) Ltd plied the skies of the South Island’s West Coast, with remote beaches and paddocks as their aerodromes, and “anything that will go through the door” as their cargo. 


One Ring to Rule Them All

As State Highway 1 passes through the heart of Auckland, traffic banks up and clogs the nation’s busiest arterial. A ring route which will circumvent the CBD and link all four cities of the isthmus is being constructed as a heart bypass, but can the patient be saved?


The Lost Art Of Fishing

Crafted from wood, bone, stone and flax, Maori fishhooks were masterpieces of design and function, highly effective and able to target desirable species. Some of these innovative designs are making an impact in commercial long-lining.

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